Meet Our Office Team
Mrs. Barbara McRae – Office Manager
Mrs. McRae is office manager of our practice, Matthew McRae, Jr., and Associates. She is a graduate of Benedict College with further studies in education from University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina; A former teacher in Business Education at Richmond Academy High School, Augusta, Georgia.
A diamond of many facets, she holds a degree of being a wife for over 35 years, four successful children, two grandsons, one granddaughter, and one newborn boy (Quadji). She is active in the community and an Elder’s wife in her church, Church of the Nations. God has given her the gift of hospitality. Being hospitable is in her spirit to all she meet and those who know her.
As office manager of the Christian based Family Dentistry, she delegates respectfully and professionally. Mrs. McRae awaits your visit to our practice; please do not hesitate to call.
Sheena Hall – Receptionist
Sheena has been with McRae Family Dental since September 2003. She is from Greenville, SC, and then later attended and graduated from Madison County high school. One of the things Sheena loves about her job is greeting her patients with a warm, friendly smile and making them feel like family. She also enjoys being able to help patients with questions about their insurance and answer any other questions they may have. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and going to church.
Cleo Dickerson – Hygienist Coordinator
Cleo has been with McRae Family Dental since May 1993. She loves working at an office that she cares about, supports and enjoys her co-workers. Cleo loves meeting new patients and building lasting relationships with current patients.
Meet Our Registered Dental Hygienists
Leisa Ulrich, R.D.H.
Leisa has been a dental hygienist at McRae Family Dental since November 2001. Her favorite thing about her job has been the lasting relationships she has made with her patients of the years. Leisa moved to the Athens area after marrying her husband, Michael Ulrich, in 2001 and has been with McRae Family Dental since that time. She and Michael have two intelligent and energetic boys, Will and Zach and furbaby girl, Eboney. When not a work, Leisa enjoys camping and boating with her family at Tybee Island.
Melissa Beard, R.D.H.
Melissa joined McRae Family Dental in November 2004. She grew up in Royston, Georgia. She is a graduate of Madison County High School. Melissa attended Athens Technical College where she received her degree from the dental hygiene program in 2004. Dental Hygiene has always been her destiny. She has wanted to be a hygienist since she had orthodontic treatment in middle school. The bond that she has with her patients have so much value in her life. She is married to Ryan in which they have a daughter name Haleigh. She resides in Carnesville, Georiga and during her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, decorating and fishing.
Natalie Findlay, R.D.H., BS, OSHA Compliance Coordinator
Natalie has been a dental hygienist at McRae Family Dental since September 2007. One of her favorite things about her job is spending time with her patients. She also appreciates working at an office that values the newest technologies and the importance of continuing education. Natalie studied dental hygiene at the University of Bridgeport Fones School of Dental Hygiene where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. Natalie is originally from Richland, Washington, but relocated to Georgia while her husband, Josh Findlay, attended the University of Georgia School of Law. When not a work, Natalie loves traveling, running, attending church, daily flossing and discovering new restaurants in Athens. Her true passion is being a mother to her two beautiful boys, Joshua Jay and Patrick Terrell.
Meet Our Dental Assistants
Yolanda Navarro – Dental Assistant
Yolanda has been a dental assistant at McRae Family Dental since April 1994. Her favorite thing about dentistry is working with her crown, bridge and implant patients. Yolanda has four wonderful children, one grandchild and a very good husband. They love to travel together and enjoy spending time together as a family.
Laiza Orduna – Dental Assistant
Liaza has been an assistant at McRae Family Dental since March 2005. She loves working with all of the new technology. When not a work, Liaza enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Nancy has been an assistant for Dr. Popescu since March 2012. She loves being an assistant and educating her patients about their dental needs. She takes pride in working with the lastest technology to provide the best possible treatment for her patients. Nancy enjoys spending time with her husband, son, pet Shelties and traveling.